Speedweeks summary

In Other Speedweeks Events: ** Randy LaJoie became only the second NASCAR Busch Series regular to win the $945,319 Gargoyles 300 on Feb. 15, when he defeated fellow BGN Chevrolet driver Todd Bodine by .163 seconds. Michael Waltrip finished...

In Other Speedweeks Events:

** Randy LaJoie became only the second NASCAR Busch Series regular to win the $945,319 Gargoyles 300 on Feb. 15, when he defeated fellow BGN Chevrolet driver Todd Bodine by .163 seconds. Michael Waltrip finished third in a Ford. ** Al Unser Jr. continued his string as the all-time victories leader in the True Value Firebird IROC Series as he averaged 177.602 mph and captured Round One of IROC XXI over Mark Martin and three-time defending race winner Dale Earnhardt. ** Brian Sockwell hit Daytona gold in his first appearance as he captured the Discount Auto Parts 200 NASCA Goody's Dash Series opener, driving a Pontiac, by .130 seconds over Pontiac pilot Christian Elder and Ford driver Darryl Murray. ** Defending Daytona 500 and Busch Clash champion Dale Jarrett won his first Gatorade 125-Mile Qualifying Race while Dale Earnhardt won his eighth straight on Feb. 13. Mike Skinner and Jeff Gordon were runnerups in their respective races. ** Andy Hillenburg won his second Daytona ARCA 200 Bondo/Mar-Hyde Series race and car owner James Finch won for the third time in four years Feb. 9. Hillenburg's Chevrolet nipped the Fords of Ron Barfield and Mark Gibson by .138 seconds. ** Jeff Gordon won his second edition of the Busch Clash and his fourth victory at Daytona on Feb. 9. Displaying one-time DuPont Premium colors on his Chevrolet, Gordon averaged 185.376 mph and nipped Rusty Wallace's Ford by .130 seconds. ** Mike Skinner became only the second rookie to win the Daytona 500 Busch Pole Award when he ran a lap of 189.813 mph on Feb. 8. Steve Grissom completed the surprising all-Chevrolet front row with a lap of 189.318 mph. ** Dyson Racing set a Daytona Victory Lane record with seven drivers on its winning Ford R&S Mk. III that captured the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Feb. 1-2. Butch Leitzinger, Elliott Forbes-Robinson, John Schneider, Rob Dyson, Andy Wallace, John Paul Jr. and James Weaver averaged 102.290 mph but only beat the second-place Ferrari 333 SP of Gianpiero Moretti by little more than a lap. ** Boris Said, who captured the Exxon GTS-3 class in the Rolex 24, teamed with Shawn Hendricks and won the DAYTONA USA Two-Hour IMSA Endurance Championship event on Jan. 31 in a Ford Mustang, averaging 85.184 mph.

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Drivers Andy Wallace , Dale Earnhardt , Jeff Gordon , Rusty Wallace , Michael Waltrip , Todd Bodine , Mike Skinner , Butch Leitzinger , James Weaver , Boris Said , Al Unser Jr. , Rob Dyson , Elliott Forbes-Robinson , Andy Hillenburg , Christian Elder , Mark Gibson , Steve Grissom , Ron Barfield , Brian Sockwell , John Paul , Shawn Hendricks
Teams Dyson Racing
Tags NACSCAR-WCS